Best States To Raise A Child

The Children's Rights Council ranking of the best states in which to raise a child:

1. Iowa
2. Minnesota
3. New Hampshire
4. Nebraska
5. Massachusetts
6. North Dakota
7. South Dakota
8. Maine
9. Utah
10. Vermont
11. (tie) Hawaii
11. (tie) Pennsylvania
13. Wisconsin
14. Kansas
15. New Jersey
16. Virginia
17. Connecticut
18. Rhode Island
19. Indiana
20. Ohio
21. Washington
22. Wyoming
23. Idaho
24. Colorado
25. West Virginia
26. Maryland
27. Montana
28. Alaska
29. Oregon
30. Michigan
31. Missouri
32. California
33. Texas
34. Kentucky
35. Oklahoma
36. Illinois
37. New York
38. Delaware
39. Arkansas
40. North Carolina
41. Alabama
42. (tie) Georgia
42. (tie) South Carolina
44. Nevada
45. Florida
46. Tennessee
47. Louisiana
48. Mississippi
49. Arizona
50. New Mexico
51. Washington, D.C.
  • CBSNews.com staff CBSNews.com staff

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